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Message from the Chair

For 115 years, the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology has continued the pursuit of excellence in ophthalmology for our patients, trainees and research. We are happy that you are interested in learning about the depth and breadth of ophthalmic initiatives within our department.

In 2009, the formation of Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute elevated our research, patient care and training endeavors. The flagship Glick Eye Institute building is a four story, 77,000 square foot building that brings all of our missions together for the citizens of Indiana and for patients from across the country. The building and endowment aid in the collaborations between our research and clinical teams to identify opportunities for translational research. We appreciate our many collaborators and donors for all they have done to help us accomplish our goals.

Over the past 10 years, we have intensified our focus on accelerating research to aid in common and uncommon eye diseases. Our basic science research teams focus on understanding disease processes and learning how to modify and prevent conditions that can lead to blindness and visual challenges.  Research is currently being conducted in many areas, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, inherited eye disorders and diabetic retinopathy. We are grateful for multiple donors and grants enabling us to conduct research that could potentially cure these devastating diseases.

As the only ophthalmology training program within the state of Indiana, our 24 residents encounter a multitude of pathologies during their training. Our three fellowship programs in pediatric ophthalmology, retina, and glaucoma train some of the best subspecialists in the country, leading to the dissemination of knowledge and treatment of the patient by the “Indiana Way”.

As a part of Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the United States, we are focused on a collegial and welcoming environment for all our patients, staff, faculty, trainees and collaborators. Through the efforts of over 35 faculty members and our diversity, equity, inclusion and justice initiatives, we are committed to giving exceptional health care to the diverse patient populations we serve—at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Riley Hospital for Children, Veterans Administration Hospital, Academic Health System (Methodist and University Hospitals) and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. We are guided by our pillars of integrity, excellence, cooperation, diversity and respect.

We are thankful for you—our patients; our past, current and future trainees; our referring physicians; and our supporters, for helping us to fulfill the goals of our world class eye programs. “Indiana, Our Indiana; Indiana, we’re all for you!” 

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John T. Lind, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

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